In **Excel**, we can easily calculate the due date of a project by using the **DATE formula, EDATE Function**, **YEARFRAC Function**, and **WORKDAY Function**. Today, in this tutorial, we’ll get to learn how we can calculate Due Date formula in **Excel **effectively with appropriate illustrations.

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**7 Suitable Ways to Calculate Due Date with Formula in Excel**

Let’s say, we have a dataset where some** Project Names **and their **Starting Date** and **Total Days** to complete these Projects are given in **Column B**, **Column C**, and **Column D** respectively. In **Column E**, we’ll calculate the due date of these projects. To do this, we will use the **DATE formula**, **IF function**, and **Conditional Formatting** also. Here’s an overview of the dataset of our today’s task.

**1. Add Date to Calculate Due Date with Formula in Excel**

Let, some **Project Names** and the **starting date** and **Duration** of these projects have been given in **Column B**,** Column C**, and **Column D** respectively. Here we want to calculate the due date of the project named **Alpha**, and then calculate the due date of other projects. Let’s follow the instructions.

**Step 1:**

- First, select
**cell E5**.

- After selecting
**cell E5**, type the formula in**Formula Bar**. The formula is,

`=C5+D5`

- While completing the typing of the formula in
**Formula Bar**, press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get the due date, and the due date of the project named**Alpha**is**June 4**,**2018**.

**Step 2:**

- Further, place the
**cursor**on the**Bottom-right**in**cell E5,**and a**Plus-sign(+)**pops up. Then drag it downward.

- After completing the above steps, you’ll get your desired output in
**Column E**which has been given in the screenshot.

**Read More: How to Use the VBA DateAdd Function in Excel**

**2. Apply the DATE Function to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

In this method, we’ll learn how to calculate due dates in excel by using the **DATE Function**. In our dataset, **Year**, **Month**, and **Days** have been given in **Column B**, **Column C**, and **Column D** respectively. Follow the steps below to learn!

**Steps:**

- First, select
**cell E5**.

- Then type the formula in
**Formula Bar**. the formula is,

`=DATE(B5, C5, D5)`

- After typing the formula in
**Formula Bar**, press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get the due date, the due date is**August 31st, 2021**. - Then, place the
**cursor**on the**Bottom-right**in**cell E5,**and a**Plus-sign(+)**pops up. Then drag it downward.

- After that, you’ll get the due dates that have been given in the screenshot.

**Read More: How to Use Excel Date Shortcut**

**3. Use the Conditional Formatting to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

After calculating the **Due Dates** in the above methods, now we’ll find out the due date which projects have been done till **Today(January 11, 2022)** by using **Conditional Formatting**. Suppose, we have a dataset where **Project Names**, the **starting dates**, and **Due Dates** are given in **Column B**,** Column C**, and **Column D** respectively. Let’s follow these steps to learn!

**Step 1:**

- First, select
**cell D5**to**cell D11**.

- After selecting
**cells**, from your**Home Tab**, go to,

**Home → Styles → Conditional Formatting → New Rule**

**Step 2:**

- Then the
**New Formatting Rule**dialog box pops up. From that dialog box, go to,

**Format only cells that contain → Format only cells with**

- In
**Format only cells with**dialog box, firstly select**Cell Value**then go to next column and select**less than or equal to**and finally in the next column type the below formula.

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`=TODAY()`

- Now, press
**Left-Click**on your**Mouse**on the**Format**Then, a new dialog box named**Format Cells**pops up. From that**Format Cells**dialog box, go to,

**Fill → Light Orange Color → Ok**

**Step 3:**

- After that, you’ll go back to the first dialog box named
**New Formatting Rule**, and press the**OK**from that dialog box.

- After pressing
**OK,**you’ll get the due dates that have been completed up to**Today(January 11, 2022)**. The completed projects have been shown below screenshot by using**Conditional Formatting**.

**Read more: How to Format Date with VBA in Excel (4 Methods)**

**4. Apply the IF Function to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

In this method, we’ll learn how to calculate the completed projects till **Today(January 11, 2022)**. By using the** IF Function**, we can easily calculate the completed projects up to today. Let’s follow the steps.

**Steps:**

- In
**cell E5**, type the conditional**IF Function**. The**IF Function**is,

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`=IF(D5 < TODAY(), “Done”, “Not Done”)`

- After typing the conditional
**IF Function**, press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get the return of the function. The return of the function is**Done**. - Now, place the
**cursor**on the**Bottom-right**in**cell E5,**and a**Plus-sign(+)**pops up. Then drag it downward.

- Finally, you’ll get your desired output in
**Column E**which means that the project has been**Done or Not Done**.

**Read more: How to Use IF Formula with Dates (6 Easy Examples)**

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**5. Insert the EDATE Function to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

Here, we’ll calculate the due date formula in excel by using the **ED****A****TE function**. Let’s say, we have the starting **Date** of some projects and their duration in terms of **Months** that provides in **Column B**, and **Column C** respectively. For this, Let’s follow the instructions.

**Step 1:**

- First, select
**cell D5**and type the**EDATE function**. The**EDATE function**is,

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`=EDATE(B5, C5)`

- After typing the function in
**Formula Bar**, press**Enter**on your keyboard and you will get the return of the function. The return is**43195**.

- Now, we’ll convert the
**43195**number into a date. From your**Home Tab**, go to,

**Home → Number → Short Date **

- After following the above step, we’ll be able to convert the number into a date.

**Step 2:**

- Then, place the
**cursor**on the**Bottom-right**in**cell D5,**and a**Plus-sign(+)**pops up. Then drag it downward.

- After completing the above steps, we’ll get the due date of the projects in
**Column D**by using the**EDATE function**.

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**6. Apply EDATE and YEARFRAC Formula to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

After learning the above methods, we’ll learn in this method how to calculate the **Due Date** by using the **EDATE function** and **YEARFRAC function**. Let’s say, we have a dataset where some **Dates of Birth** are given in **Column B**. By using the **EDATE function**, we’ll calculate the resignation date of the corresponding birthdays, and then calculate the number of years from birthdays to resignation date. Let’s follow the steps below.

**Steps:**

- In
**cell C5**, type the**EDATE function**and the function is,

`=EDATE(B5, 12*65)`

- Where
**B5**is the**Date of Birth**and**12**is the**Month.**

- Now, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you’ll get the return value of the**EDATE function**. The return value is**April 5, 2050**. - After that select
**cell D5**and in**Formula Bar**type the**YEARFRAC function**. The**YEARFRAC function**is,

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`=YEARFRAC(B5, C5)`

- Again, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you’ll get your desired output. The output is**65**.

- Similarly, we can calculate the other due dates of the corresponding birthdate and the time difference between
**Birth Date**and**Due Date**.

**7. Perform WORKDAY Function to Calculate Due Date in Excel**

Let’s say, in our dataset the starting date of some projects and the working days are given in **Column B** and **Column C**. we can easily calculate the due dates of the projects that have been given in the screenshot by using the **WORKDAY function**. Follow the steps below to learn!

**Step 1:**

- First of all, select
**cell D5**.

- In the
**Formula Bar**, type the**WORKDAY function**. The**WORKDAY function**is,

**
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`=WORKDAY(B5, C5)`

- Where
**cell B5**is the**starting date**of the project and**cell C5**is the**working Day**of the project.

- After that, press
**Enter**on your keyboard and you’ll get the return value of that function. The return value is**August 3, 2018**.

**Step 2:**

- Hence, place the
**cursor**on the**Bottom-right**in**cell D5,**and a**Plus-sign(+)**pops up. Then drag it downward.

- After completing the above steps, you will get your desired output in
**Column D**that has been given in the below screenshot.

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**Things to Remember**

👉 We can use the **DATE function** to calculate the due date.

👉 Another way is to use **Conditional Formatting**. For this, from your **Home Tab**, go to,

**Home → Styles → Conditional Formatting → New Rule**

👉To calculate the **due date**, we can also use **EDATE**, **YEARFRAC**, and **WORKDAY functions**.

**Conclusion**

I hope all of the suitable methods mentioned above to calculate the due date will now provoke you to apply them in your **Excel** spreadsheets with more productivity. You are most welcome to feel free to comment if you have any questions or queries.

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